Simultaneously elegant and cheerful, the exquisite jewel features a majestic tiger perched within a diamond circle atop a diamond framed dial.
Le Cirque Animalier de Cartier is a rare timepiece. This limited edition Cartier jewel is numbered 48 of only 50 made, worldwide.
No detail has been overlooked; even the golden buckle is paved with fine diamonds. This spectacular bejewelled wristwatch offers an ornately decorated case and bezel hovering amid a discreet, understated strap in a smooth, satiny brushed fabric known as toile brossée, infused with such an elegant, dark grey tone of saturated hue that it reads as black in colour. The contrast focuses the eye most emphatically on the appealing majestic realism, bright gemstones and enamel details of the featured exotic tiger depicted in haut-relief.
Embellished with nearly one thousand beautifully matched white diamonds, and yellow diamonds,
plus glancing around with piercing classically Cartier bright green emerald eyes,
this jewel is a statement that makes it stand out, even among the beauty of other Cartier jewels.
This is a rare opportunity to own a work of art never to be repeated.
Created in the renowned ateliers of revered masters, High Jewellery couples ultimate craftsmanship with imaginative design – it soars out of the realm of the ordinary and the everyday and roars headlong into the fantastical. This highly sought-after Cartier Limited Edition Cirque Animalier Tigre wristwatch is ideal for the passionate sophisticate, seduced by the magic of the prestige marque and captivated by its exceptional quality. Wear it with pride and panache.
Accompanying the luxurious wristwatch is a certificate of origin, a specialised certificate for the Limited Edition model, a multi-language instruction booklet, a protective outer box and a useful and attractive multi-level display case. Included for your viewing pleasure is an informative, lushly produced DVD on the history of the Maison Cartier.
All are contained within a nobly distinctive Cartier red and gold carrier bag.
A Lady’s Very Fine and Rare Enamel, Diamond and Gold ‘Le Cirque Animalier de Cartier Tigre’ Wristwatch, Ref. 3062K, Limited Edition No.48/50 by Cartier, circa 2009
Quartz movement, engine-turned dial within a glazed compartment featuring a yellow diamond and black enamel tiger with emerald eyes, the sculpted feline reposing gracefully atop the inner and outer pavé-set diamond bezels, joined to a black strap with diamond-set clasp, in 18k gold, with original box and certificate of origin.
Estimate: $50,000-60,000 CAD
Lot 371 An Antique Sapphire and Diamond Brooch, circa 1910.
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